Share this entry

Share this page

actant

Saltos de línea: act¦ant
Pronunciación: /ˈaktənt
 
/

Definición de actant en inglés:

sustantivo

1 Grammar A noun or noun phrase involved in the action expressed by a verb.
Example sentences
  • The first metafunction consists of an underlying semantic structure or logical form describing relations between actants fulfilling roles in a process (verb or predicate).
  • We use the term ‘valence’ to describe semantically an actant of the verb, i. e., to describe the semantic role of the actant.
  • Transitive verbs typically have actants that play thematic semantic roles.
2(In literary theory) a person, creature, or object playing any of a set of active roles in a narrative.
Example sentences
  • Successful actor-networks are built by enrolling the heterogeneous actants as active participants in a common project.
  • As Swapan Chakravorty has observed, the characters in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside are the result of a ‘shuffling [of] the old actants and indices’ of Middleton's earlier plays.
  • These four steps describe the interactions between three actants (abstract representations of characters and their functions): the Subject, the Object and the Sender.

Definición de actant en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día snarf
Pronunciación: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily